Fortnite Is Giving Everyone Free Stuff Next Week

If you’re a fan of Fortnite, then you’ll be very excited about the latest update.

Well it seems that Epic Games is equally as thrilled, as they’ve decided to give everyone a load of free stuff to celebrate.

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The High Stakes event for Fortnite Battle Royale is going to be released next week. We reckon it’ll come at the same time as the 5.40 patch which is estimated to drop on September 4. So make sure you’re online to benefit from these awesome rewards.

So what exactly are they?

There’s at least two free cosmetic items, which are a spray and a pickaxe. The spray is, well, meh. But the pickaxe is particularly intriguing. There’s also an exclusive glider available, but as of yet we’re unsure whether this too is free.

There’s going to be a new limited-time game mode, an exclusive skin, special challenges, plus the aforementioned free cosmetic rewards for everyone who participates.

This comes after Google issued a warning to Fortnite players on Android, as it can be hijacked by hackers to instigate “worm” attacks on players.

The hack allows other apps on a user’s device to silently install unapproved software in the background.

Tim Sweeney, Epic Games CEO, acknowledged this issue but said Google should have waited longer to reveal the problem.

A fan wrote to Tim on Twitter, saying: “Now I know I need to load up the game and update it or delete the app. Any of the players who just tried out Fortnite would have been exposed.”

To which Tim replied: “Yes, telling users that a flaw was found and advising updating is valuable. But, again, why did Google have to rapidly disclose the technical details? Who does that help, other than hackers?”

Lawrence Pingree, a cyber security specialist at SonicWall, told The Independent: “As Fortnite continues to grow in popularity, it will become a greater vector for launching malware and ransomware, with malicious actors possibly even pivoting to kinetic ransomware-style attacks,

“With kinetic ransomware, victims are forced to complete an action to regain access to their encrypted devices… We saw this in April with the PUBG ransomware, which forced victims to play a game called PlayerUnknown’s Battleground for one hour to decrypt the device. While this instance was benign, the potential implications are far reaching and quite dark.”